Tom Loughlin received his MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute and his JD from the University of California, Berkeley. He has shown work at YBCA, The Lab, Queen’s Nails, Google’s Mountain View headquarters, and Civic Center Park in Denver, CO, among other venues. His public art piece Signal, fabricated from 36 tons of steel salvaged from the former east span of the Bay Bridge, was installed on Treasure Island in San Francisco in September 2019.
Loughlin was a studio artist at Root Division from 2013-2014, an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts from 2014-2016 and has been a studio artist at Minnesota Street Project since 2016. Before attending SFAI, Loughlin was a plaintiff-side trial lawyer specializing in products liability and high-tech patent infringement.
Loughlin is interested in systems of meaning and the ways they function, fail, and/or obscure things they’re intended to illuminate.